Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Evleyn Grace Academy, Brixton London SE24: Zaha Hadid Architects 2010

The assurance and self-confidence of this building reminded me of some areas of central San Franscisco (eg.around Botta's modern art museum) visited a couple of years ago which seemed to express a different level of civic ambition than we might normally see in the UK.  My only criticism here would be that it's all slightly too compressed.  Expand the whole thing by 30% in all directions and it's a masterpiece.  Well it's pretty brilliant anyway - one of the highlights of the year.

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